Create a quota

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2

Quotas can be created from a template or individually. The following procedure describes how to create a quota that is based on a template, which we recommend.


By creating quotas exclusively from templates, you can centrally manage your quotas by updating the templates instead of the individual quotas. Then, you can apply changes to all quotas based on the modified template. This feature simplifies the implementation of storage policy changes by providing one central point where all updates can be made.

To create a quota that is based on a template

  1. In Quota Management, under Quota Templates, select the template on which you will base your new quota. Then, right-click the template, and click Create quota from template. This opens the Create Quota dialog box.

  2. Under Quota path, select or type the path to the folder to which the quota will apply. Note that the quota properties will also apply to all of its subfolders.

  3. To base the quota on a quota template, select the Derive properties from this quota template option, and select the template from the drop-down combo box. Note that each template properties will be displayed under Summary of quota properties.

  4. Click Create.

See Also


Create a quota template